Saturday, January 24, 2009


Over the last number of years Perth and Kinross Ladies County Golf Association have been very honoured in being granted the privilege of offering a Gleneagles Scholarship to four girls from the Perth and Kinross County squads. This scholarship is open to all our junior girls under 18 years of age on January 1st and provides the four girls with full use of the Golf Academy including additional coaching throughout the year, full membership to all three Gleneagles courses and of course use of the Dormy House and changing facilities. As this scholarship is such a massive privilege and a huge benefit to the girls who are lucky enough to be selected, we do not take the granting of scholarships lightly. We will only select the girls who we feel will not only benefit but take full advantage of this opportunity during the year ahead.

This year the girls who have been selected are:

Emily Aird (Strathmore)
Megan Aird (Strathmore)
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Nicola Robertson (Dunblane)

Emily Aird at the age of only 12 has reduced her handicap from 21 to 13 in a period of only 12 months. She has participated in most of the SLGA Junior Events and has had some very encouraging successes. Emily is extremely enthusiastic and a great team player.

Megan Aird at the age of 15 has a playing handicap of 10 and along with Emily has entered most of the SLGA Events. Megan is a great supporter of county Events and has played in the Ladies Events as well as the Juniors and I know she will take full advantage of her scholarship.

Carly Booth (16) with a handicap of +3 is our lowest handicap female in the county. Carly is now living at home and attending Glenalmond School, therefore this is the perfect time for Carly to take advantage of the facilities Gleneagles has to offer and I know she is very excited about the year ahead.

Nicola Robertson at the age of 13 has reduced her handicap from 26 to 16 in the space of one year. She attends most of our junior events and she works extremely hard on her golf all year round. I know Nicola will take advantage of this award and will enjoy every minute of it!

We hope the girls this year will once again take advantage of the Perth and Kinross Ladies County Golf Associaiton Scholarship and will keep a close eye on their progress.

Emily is now home from Spain and we share in her disappointment at not gaining a LET Tour Card. However we are all very pleased with Emily's performance and are very proud to have someone of Emily's standard part of the P&K Squad. Emily is a great inspiration to all the girls and the juniors. Emily along with Laura Walker have very kindly been attending the Junior Elite Coaching to offer advice and encouragement and we thank them both very much for their commitment to the County.

On behalf of P&K I would also like to pass on our congratulations to Fife's Krystal Caithness who finished the event in a fantastic 7th position at 3 under par also to Pamela Feggans who finished in 24th place at +3 for the tournament and to Aberdeen shires Michele Thomson who completed the tournament in 34th place just one shot off obtaining her full tour card. Michelle will however be granted entry to some LET tournaments.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Emily has scored 11 over par today in La Manga. She is extremely disappointed but we here at P&K are very proud of our Emily and hope she does well in the next two rounds as all is not lost.
Sorry I don't have any other scores at present.
Play well Emily we are all behind you.

As you will be aware it was extremely difficult to piece together the results from yesterdays first round from La Manga as the LET website was down and we just couldn't get the results anywhere! However with the help of Laura Walker we did manage to bring you the scores for the Scottish players. To see the results scroll down to the next post. I did get one score wrong which has now been corrected.

My thanks go to Laura for the information and I hope get today's scores asap! Well done to Emily in what seemed to be terrible conditions.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Emily Ogilvy has returned a very credible 78 in the first round of the Ladies European Tour Pre-Qualifying School. Emily along with all but two Scottish players played over the South Course, the two remaining Scottish players (Krystal Caithness and Jocelyn Carthew) were on the North Course. Kylie Walker also returned 78 and Krystal Caithness and Michelle Thomson took one extra shot returning 79. Vikki Laing and Pamela Feggan returned the lowest Scottish scores with a 75. The lowest score on the North today was 69 and the lowest on the south was 71.

Emily is placed roughly in the middle of the field which is excellent at the stage. We wish her well tomorrow.

The remaining Scottish scores are as follows:

Vikki Laing, Pamela Feggan 75
Emily, Kylie Walker 78
Michelle Thomson, Krystal Caithness 79
Karen Burns 84
Jo Carthew 90

Many thanks go to Laura Walker who is phoning Emily to keep us all up to date with the scores!

Go Emily!!

Monday, January 05, 2009


Team member Emily Ogilvy will take part in the Ladies European Tour Pre-Qualifying School. The pre-qualifying round takes place over the North and South courses at La Manga Club in Los Belones, Murcia, Spain, from tomorrow. Emily will be one of 107 players representing 32 different countries will contest Stage I, Pre-Qualifying, over four rounds from Wednesday to Saturday, January 7 to 10.

The leading 60 players and ties from Stage one will join 30 others who are already exempt to make a field of 90 players and ties at Stage 2 Final Qualifying, which will be played on the South course from Monday to Thursday, January 12 to 15.

The Final Qualifying School, also over 72 holes, will be contested over the South course from Monday to Thursday the next week players are hoping to earn one of the 30 cards available to compete on the LET throughout the 2009 season.

Emily has been a fantastic representative of P&K golf and we wish her the very best of luck.

I will try to keep you posted of her progress.